DeMar DeRozan finished with 26 points and added 9 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors defeat the Indiana Pacers, 95-82. Toronto (15-15) is now on a four-game winning streak.
DeRozan shot 9-24 and converted 8-9 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Toronto were Kyle Lowry with 13 points and 14 assists, and Jonas Valanciunas with 13 points and 9 rebounds. On 6-10 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line, Roy Hibbert scored 16 points for Indiana in the loss.
The Pacers dished out 16 assists versus 22 turnovers, a ratio of just .73. They are 3-2 on the season when committing more errors than assists in a game. The Raptors, on the other hand, are 3-2 when forcing opponents beneath 1.00 in assist-to-turnover ratio.
This loss snaps a five-game winning streak for Indiana, dropping them to 25-6 on the year.
Coming up, the Raptors square off with the Washington Wizards, who are 14-15 on the season. The Pacers match up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently sitting at 14-15 this year. The Raptors have a 1-0 record against Washington this season. The Pacers have a 1-0 record against New Orleans this season.